Economics of Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Released in theatres on 13th November 2012, Yash Chopra’s last film Jab Tak Hai Jaan has fared well in India and like most Shahrukh Khan films, has opened to fantastic numbers in the overseas markets.

Katrina, SRK still from JTHJ

Coming to Jab Tak Hai Jaan’s economics, it’s a huge money spinner for Yashraj Films. Irrespective of how the film fares at the Indian box-office, the makers will end up with huge profits. The return-on-investment will be more than 100%.

Detailed info below

  • Total investment: Jab Tak Hai Jaan has been made on a budget of Rs 60 crores, including print and marketing costs.
  • The budget does not include Shahrukh Khan‘s acting fee. Instead, he will get a share of the profits.

Recovery – Revenue generated (Note: Figures not confirmed by Yashraj. Approximates)

  • Music rights: 8 crores
  • Home Video rights: 2 crores
  • United Kingdom Government Subsidy: 15 crores (the film has been extensively shot in UK)
  • Overseas Distributors share: 40 crores
  • Domestic Distributors share: 70 crores
  • Satellite rights: 35-40 crores
  • Total recovery for Yashraj: 170-175 crores

Total Profits: 170-175 crores (recovery) – 60 crores (budget) = 110-115 crores (will be shared between Yashraj and Shahrukh Khan)

Overall, even in the worst case scenario as far as the theatrical business is concerned, Jab Tak Hai Jaan is a hugely profitable film for all involved.



  • Dear Indicine Team, Just want to know, in that case, no film today is actually suffering ovearll loses, as the amount will be recovered from TV, music rights and etc?

  • Despite clash with sos n weekend affect in mumbai,
    gr8 fig. Even 120 cr. Nett in india get blockbuster status..(think?)

  • Nilesh. . Completely agree with . . So if considered al then no one is facing box loss . . Even disaster movie joker is profitable venture. . . And films like ett are huge huge huge huge profitable. .

  • Now a days Film only work on Hype Buzz, with good marketing n Big Star cast any movie can touch recover its cost through TV Music DVD rights…it is not good for Indian cinema.

  • @ indicine …boxoffice business is not only about how much the actor and producers get out of a movie….its
    actors+producers+distributors+exhibitors and all …the overall scenerio’s should be taken while declaring a movie a success…in these case(JTHJ)…the overall business could be profitable but not as much as the likes of movies like tiger or idiots or bodyguard and all (NO OFFENCE FOR SRK FANS)…..and u could clearly see that business of JTHJ is on a decline…..


    @indicine can u please explain why a movie like ek tha tiger which has a distributor share of 111.8cr(apprx 12crores more than that of 3 idiots) was not officially been declared as an ALL TIME BB movie?????

  • dear indicine i really appreciate your brilliant analysis but when we talk about economics that too in democracy like ours it has to be stimulating in increasing employment, government taxes & market. here when we do all these calculations that may be profitable for producers but that is never the same for all parties concerned and in order to do that the movie must be a box office hit after deducting its total production cost, that’s it. & that is how box office economics are calculated even in hollywood and that is everyone else interested about. even big sites like,, does the calculations on that basis. In their case they are not even interested in distributor share or net profit, what they are interested is all about gross collections. thanks.

  • Rakshith: when people like you will learn to talk about the subject of article???
    Why you people are not trying to be good for each actor… i am not a fan of srk and salman khan indeed i respect all actors…
    If an article is about salman khan’s or shahrukh khan’s movie then talk about the one not to always compare salman and shahrukh to each other…. if u mean to compare and judge well then you must name two three other actors too… like sir big b ..roshan… ajay… akshey… and many more which are really good….
    If a film is good go and watch it…. i loved barfi dabang ek ta tiger don2 rowdy rattor 3idiots and many other which deserve to be wached. Respect to be respected

  • I don’t know why so many articles related to JTHJ are you supporting SRK Indicne? there is other movie SOS rarely you updating anything compare to JTHJ.

  • Rakshith. . Bcoz al films have higher percentage of distribution share in its 1st week. . And we al knw difference between 3i and ett 1st week collection was nearly 70 to 75cr. . . Obviously ett share will be much high. . . In 2nd week per of distribution share wil be less than 1st week. . So keep on decreasing in coming weeks. . So ett have higher distribution share. .

  • Hb. . Ur rite dude. . . Srk should not be compared to salman. . . Srk is far behind from salman. . Srk should be compared to Ajay akshay like smal super stars. . . From now on wards Srk doesnt deserved to be compare with biggies like salman and aamir. . Yes ur rite. .

  • Economics of that kind is already known. What really counts is the theatrical run in India and then overseas.Anyway that doesnt take anything from JTHJ . Yashraj films we all know are very shrewd and talented businessmen. Its great thing that they are getting profits bcoz they then invest this amount to promote young talent which is good for indian film industry in the long run.

  • Dear anti-SRK people,
    I know you have a lot of problems regarding Shah Rukh Khan …. I know….
    a lot of you can’t stand him, & according to you, his latest movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan was a flop.
    According to you, SRK sucked, Katrina was terrible, Anushka is a bore & Yash Choprahas delivered his worst film. Ok…fine…..

    I never said that this was SRK’s best movie, or was Yash Chopra’s.SRK has deliverd some awesum movies & will continue to do so…..
    but to say the storyline was weak!! Sure…. you people clap when a baby is delivered using a vacuum cleaner(3 idiots)… but you can’t accept the fact tht someones strong belief in God stops someone from loving someone!

    you can accept that someone can leap on a plane froma motorcycle(Ek tha tiger)but you can’t see somebody doing many jobs in an expensive place like London to make ends meet!!

    To all those people who think Shah Rukh is romancing women half of his age… Salman Khan & Aamir Khan arnt actually romance
    ng their grandmothers… they r doing the same…… all of them have movies with da same actress dis year!!

    The point of this long status is, whether you like it or not : Jab Tak Hain Jaan rocked!!! It simplyrocked! I’m nt a huge movie criticor anything, but please stop beating empty barrels to make noise, people! SRK’s uniform was wrong, SRK looks old….shut up people!!

    At least you didn’t have problems understanding the story….. .at least its another confusing one (Dhobi Ghat)! & the less i say about Salman, the better!! I’m still waiting for a movie in which Salman has a story! Last one was Partner…& that was in 2007.
    Yours truly,
    A Devoted SRK fan…..

    LIKE ? TAG ? SHARE ?

    Like · · Share · 1091614 · 4 hours ago ·

    Shah Rukh Khan Vs Tom Cruise
    Is Salman Khan adding fuel to the Shah Rukh Khan VS Ajay Devgn fire?



    What’s your reaction? —

    Like · · Share · 123 · 56 minutes ago ·

    ViKas SiNgh
    ?” END of an Era ” session of 2011-2013 iz gonna be the most memorable tym of ma lyf…as we guyzz are on the edge of finishing our School Life…..!!!!!
    Like · · 4 hours ago ·
    7 people like this.

    ViKas SiNgh Vikas Tiwari thnxx bro..!!!
    about an hour ago · Like

    ViKas SiNgh Rohit Singh Parth Chauhan Eddy Tripathi Dev Joshi thnxxx 4 liking…!!!
    about an hour ago · Like

    ViKas SiNgh thnxx Priya Yadav
    about an hour ago · Like


    Vikram Manwar added a new photo.

    Like · · Share · 5 hours ago ·
    Justin Cool likes this.


    Shahrukh Khan
    ?????? ????? ????? ???? ???????
    See Translation
    Like · · Share · 8118 · about an hour ago ·

    Shahrukh Khan ( Haters Make Me Famous )
    King Khan in Action ?…

    Like · · Share · 105101 · 9 hours ago ·

    ETC – the business of entertainment
    Sonakshi Sinha certainly has a long way to go in Bollywood. The Dabangg actress has been signed on for Tigmanshu Dhulia’s next film, Bullet Raja opposite Saif Ali Khan.

    Sonakshi, who has so far worked with the biggest names in the film industry like Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn, is ecstatic about her fresh pairing with Saif. Good luck Sonakshi!

  • @rakhshit u r asking for explaination from indicine. I don’t see any reason for indicine to explain anything to u .
    As long as movie is good , made the profit .it’s good. Too much pressure , too much expectation (to break records) is taking industry on wrong track and as a result producers are getting desperate and crap is coming out. If this continues people will stop making movies like jthj,mnik,barfi,chakarveuh,
    Omg,kahani.paan singh,taare zameen par,chak de,3idiots,tere bin laden (at least with big stars) I m glad aamir khan ,srk and hritick r not getting into thAt race. Just yet! I hope chennai express and happy new year is not a usual crap. That might make money sure about susbstance.

  • why are you comparing jthj with ek tha tiger
    there are many reasons
    1- it released on atleast 1000 screens less than ett
    2-it is facing tough fight from day one from sons and ett had no competition for 2 and half weeks
    3- ek tha tiger get money from four holidays around 90 crore and plus eid benefit
    4- jthj had only 1 holiday on dewali which were affected by dewali puja and weekend was demolished by bal thakray death it affected 10- 15 crores
    5- duration of jthj is long so it has only 3 shows a day while ett had more shows this was just for one day calculate it you will know the fact and in one cinema calcuate on all screens number would be different
    jthj is the master piece of yash chopra it is modern day romance and srk movies don,t need numbers

    it is prove that what kind of movie is this check this link
    Jab Tak Hai Jaan is a Beautifully made film with brilliant performances. JTHJ is Entertaining as well, it binds you to your seat throughout. It makes you emotional for SRK’s Character, you begin to feel for him. This is all we expect from a Romantic film and we get it in JTHJ.

    People who do not have a taste for Romantic Sagas may not like the film. For Everyone else, its a delightful experience.

  • dear indicine in this case every film generates profit.. the only criteria for a film’s success should be the box office..

  • @ indicine …
    SRK fil JTHJ is a flop because of business is decling. SOS is Hit because, even releasing in less theaters and un known theaters, all masses liked the film.
    Boxoffice business is not only about how much the actor and producers get out of a movie….its
    actors+producers+distributors+exhibitors and all …the overall scenerio’s should be taken while declaring a movie a success…in these case(JTHJ)…the overall business is not profitable. There are films like ek tha tiger ordabangg or3 idiots or bodyguard and all (NO OFFENCE FOR SRK FANS)…..and u could clearly see that business of JTHJ is on a decline. I think indicine nd media re biased.

    JTHJ is a flop film as per the early predictions of Indicine and all boxoffice networks. It should cross 150 Cr. in india for Hit status.

  • to indicine.i lost trust in you and komal nahta review coz u have give given very good ratings to JTAJ . this film i most say and most of us will agree with me is that the film is tooooo long to make us to stay on our seats,boring,no interesting thing to talk about,even family audience cant watch ,climax is very thanda in fact this story can be said with no climax atall.with all this we can see average diwali opening figures.once diwali wave totally gone this film will fall flat.will strugle to get 120 crs.and i was very surprised to see komal nahta’s review he wrote very high repetative value for this film and one long page only for film praise.i think he is one of this film producer if not he needs psychiatric treatment.

  • For All SRKians :p

    There are one too many loopholes in the plot of
    SRK-starrer ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’. Read on… While die-hard Shah Rukh Khan fans have been
    queuing up at the theatres to watch his latest
    release Jab Tak Hai Jaan, several of our cinephiles
    wrote to us pointing to some of the obvious
    loopholes in the storyline. Here’s food for
    thought then… >> At the beginning of the film, Anushka
    Sharma’s perfect ‘dry’ body has been captured
    jumping off a small island in the middle of a lake.
    How did she reach the island without getting
    wet? Also, how did she almost drown when she
    claims to be a national level swimming champion and even a deep-sea diver later in the film?
    >> A young Katrina in the film looked like a
    firang girl. Did her skin and hair colour change
    over the years? >> How did SRK get hired into the Indian Army
    after the age of 25. That too directly in the elite
    bomb defusion unit without prior training? What
    >> If BBC was interested in doing a documentary
    on Samar Anand (SRK), wouldn’t the news organisation be required to fly their
    representatives to Ladakh (where he is
    stationed) to do a project on him, instead of
    summoning the Army man all the way to
    >> While SRK’s character is shown suffering from retrograde amnesia, his doctors reason that if he
    meets Akira (Anushka Sharma), his memories
    might spring back. But didn’t he meet her as
    soon as he opened his eyes post his accident? >> What a coincidence that when an Indian
    meets with an accident abroad or falls sick, he is
    always attended to by a desi doctor.
    >> Strange that the London police allow a civil-
    clothed SRK to jaywalk into the scene of a bomb
    scare without checking his credentials. And don’t they have bomb specialists of their own?

Leave a Comment